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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Gypsy By Trisha Leigh

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Gypsy by Trisha Leigh
(The Cavy Files #1)
Publication date: May 13th 2014
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult


Inconsequential: not important or significant.
Synonyms: insignificant, unimportant, nonessential, irrelevant
In the world of genetic mutation, Gypsy’s talent of knowing a person’s age of death is considered a failure. Her peers, the other Cavies, have powers that range from curdling a blood still in the vein to being able to overhear a conversation taking place three miles away, but when they’re taken from the sanctuary where they grew up and forced into the real world, Gypsy, with her all-but-invisible gift, is the one with the advantage.
The only one who’s safe, if the world finds out what they can do.
When the Cavies are attacked and inoculated with an unidentified virus, that illusion is shattered. Whatever was attached to the virus causes their abilities to change. Grow. In some cases, to escape their control.
Gypsy dreamed of normal high school, normal friends, a normal life, for years. Instead, the Cavies are sucked under a sea of government intrigue, weaponized genetic mutation, and crushing secrets that will reframe everything they’ve ever been told about how their “talents” came to be in the first place.
When they find out one of their own has been appropriated by the government, mistreated and forced to run dangerous missions, their desire for information becomes a pressing need. With only a series of guesses about their origins, the path to the truth becomes quickly littered with friends, enemies, and in the end, the Cavies ability to trust anyone at all.


Jaime's Review

Gypsy is a great science fiction book. It immediately pulls you in. A group of kids are basically in a group home. What pulls you in, is that this "group home" is for talented children.  So talented the government wants a piece, but they don't want to share either. 

A snoopy reporter sneaks his way onto the compound, next thing you know, all these children are ripped away from the only home they've ever known. And placed back with the family they thought didn't want them.  

Now the "Cavies" have to adjust to being around normal kids, doing normal things like, high school. 
Until Gypsy and her friends are singled out one by one by strangers running up on them and injecting strange liquids into their neck. 

The Cavies band together to figure out what or who wants to hurt them. For that they must start at the beginning, how they got placed into the group home. 
They find out information that is startling. 
Information that will get them into trouble.
Possibly end in death. 

I really enjoyed reading Gypsy. I can say that I am waiting to read the second in the series. It's not romance, it's suspenseful YA science fiction and I thoroughly enjoyed it!! 
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy books by +Airicka Phoenix !!


Trisha Leigh is a product of the Midwest, which means it’s pop, not soda, garage sales, not tag sales, and you guys as opposed to y’all. Most of the time. She’s been writing seriously for five years now, and has published 4 young adult novels and 4 new adult novels (under her pen name Lyla Payne). Her favorite things, in no particular order, include: reading, Game of Thrones, Hershey’s kisses, reading, her dogs (Yoda and Jilly), summer, movies,  reading, Jude Law, coffee, and rewatching WB series from the 90’s-00’s.

Her family is made up of farmers and/or almost rock stars from Iowa, people who numerous, loud, full of love, and the kind of people that make the world better. Trisha tries her best to honor them, and the lessons they’ve taught, through characters and stories—made up, of course, but true enough in their way.

Trisha is the author of The Last Year series and the Whitman University books. She’s represented by Kathleen Rushall at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

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